Budgets in AfricaCountry profiles

Lesotho

CABRI member since: 2012
Region: Southern Africa
Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)
Population: 1.9 million
Capital: Maseru
Ministry website: www.finance.gov.ls
Fiscal year: April - March
Regional Economic Community: SADC

Key economic indicators
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (constant 2004 LSL[billions]) 11.72 12.14 12.56 12.88 13.25
GDP (current LSL[billions]) 22.89 25.42 27.85 30.14 33.35
GDP growth (%) 5.28 3.58 3.45 2.53 2.87
GDP per capita (constant 2004 LSL) 6,113.96 6,316.69 6,518.06 6,666.03 6,839.83
GDP per capita (current LSL) 11,935.69 13,225.14 14,450.2 15,600.86 17,217.36
Inflation (CPI) (%) 5.53 5.03 4.02 4.96 7
General government revenue (% of GDP) 57.45 52.21 52.1 51.67 42.09
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 53.13 54.38 50.31 51.02 49.82
Budget balance (% of GDP) 4.32 -2.17 1.8 0.65 -7.74
Primary balance (% of GDP) 5.05 -1.51 2.61 1.52 -6.88
General government debt (% of GDP) 35.67 38.15 43.22 49.55 47.79